Our yearly general meeting will be held on December 22, 2019. In the meeting we will discuss and plan our activity for 2020. There will be a voting session in the meeting to select a new board for WPHA. You are welcome to send your interest for any of the following position:
You can send your interest at the following address:
Recently many of you have asked about informantion of extending your permit, changing employer and changing your occupation. Please check the below link. We hope the information is given there will helpyou.
Wpha always try to provide you a proper service. We need your help to keep this service efficient. Recently may of you had sent their queries in our facebook inbox. We highly appreciate your effort for knowing information and solution of your problem. However it is not always possible for us to give you a proper service through the facebook. Therefore, we request you to sent your queries to our email addresses:
We will send a report of our current issues to the government very shortly. We believe that many of us was able to solve their problem and many of us could not. We know that every case is not same. Therefore it is important that you write your problem and reason of that to us. We hope that Government will have time to see our issues with great importance.
Earlier we have announced that the AGM will be held on December 16, 2018. Your presence in the meeting is highly important for our future plan. The AGM also gives opportunity to share knowledge and information that always served best to all of us. The meeting place and time are given below:
Place: Sensus Stockholm, Torkel Knutssonsgatan 39, 118 49 Stockholm.
Sensus is very near from Mariatorget T-station. You can check the link for finding the location easily.
Special thanks to The Local, Crimson Clark and UMA Kungsbron for inviting us to join their event “Stockholm and the Battle for Global Talent”. The mingle in the event was a great platform for sharing experiences. We hope that this kind of event will open door for the global talents to contribute in Swedish economy. We are glad to the following people that they cordially talked to us and we wish to continue our dialogue with them in future.
Anna König Jerlmyr, Mayor of Stockholm
Ahmed Abdirahman, Policy expert on integration, Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, and Founder of Järvaveckan, and The Gloval Village
Johanna Jönsson, Member of Parliament and spokesperson for migration for the Centre party
Fredrik von Essen, Public affairs expert at IT&Telekomföretagen
We also cordially thanks to UMA Kungsbron for the gift of letting us to use their workspace free of cost untill April 2019.
Tawhid Amanullah (President/WPHA) and Rafiqul Islam (General Secretary/WPHA) represented the association in the meeting.
Here is a basic but important checklist which you should follow while you are thinking about to apply for your work permit or work permit extension.
You should be offered a salary in accordance with the Swedish Collective agreements or in line with the occupation or industrial practice. It is also important that you should have salary increment every year. Please communicate with your relevant labor union to know more about it.
The migrations agency requires that your employer must assure you following insurances:
Occupational Injury Insurance
Occupational Pension Insurance
It is important that the insurance must starts from the day you begin your work.
You should have right to have 25 days paid vacation every year. However, it is also important that you must take your vacation every year (At least 20 days. You can save rest of the 5 days to use in your next year).We have experienced last year that in some cases vacation payment was provided every month with the salary (the term used as “semester ersättning / vacation compensation”). This practice is incorrect. If you still have this issue, please inform your employer for correction.
Please do not hesitate to contact us for any kind of assistant.
Since 2016, WPHA has been working to involve and inform businesses, government agencies, work permit holders, media and other non-profit organizations to address the unfair deportation of foreign workers. The WPHA, participated in Almedalen Week 2018 and to represent foreign workers and employers’ perspectives to the attention of the public and policy makers.